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Self Care Routine & Must Haves

May 4, 2020

Let’s Get Ready For Some Self-Care!

I feel like with everything going on there are A LOT of self care Sundays/ every day of the week going on right now. And I’m totally here for it, my skin has probably never looked or felt better! I’m masking multiple times a week versus just once maybe every two weeks, my nails are lookin FRESH, and I am looking super tan more often than not.

My full self-care routine is still reserved for Sundays most of the time, but I have the time right now to add in those extra treats throughout the week. Let me break it down. On Sundays I will do my regular routine in the day and then later in the afternoon it’s go time.

First I start with my skin, making sure I have a nice clean face prepped and ready to go. It varies depending on a few things, if I’m breaking out, my pores feel super clogged, my skin feels dehydrated, etc. If I’m not wearing make up then I’ll just take some toner on a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face. If I am wearing makeup I use my micellar water to remove it. Then my Dermadoctor Ain’t Misbehaving Cleanser and then my toner.

Now it’s mask time, like I said it’s different depending on how I’m feeling so I’m going to list a few of my favorites!

Once I’ve washed my mask off I will go ahead and put on some moisturizer for the night, I’m really loving the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum by Drunk Elephant right now! I don’t like to put any of my serums or treatments on my skin after I’ve done a mask in case it gets too irritated. Then I’ll put on a little bit of the Bite Beauty – Agave+ Intensive Vegan Lip Mask on my lips to keep them nice and soft and juicy and I’m done with skincare lol.

Another thing I like to do in terms of self care is apply a fake tan. I am a big believer in not getting a tan by laying out. Those harmful rays and all that just make me feel like I’m burning my delicate skin. Plus, wrinkles later down the road! I still like to look tan and tasty though so I use a self-tanner. My favorite is the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam, Ultra dark! Let that dry and move on to the next thing!

Getting your nails done is a luxury especially when you can’t go to the salon anymore. I like to do them myself because I don’t like the hassle of going to the salon and it take hours lol. I always start off by filing them down, I like my nails nice and short, and all that jazz. I’ve been doing them myself with regular old nail polish. Since I actually had time to let them completely dry and not ruin them. But that’s still too much of a hassle most of the time since I’m just tryin to relax after and not worry about ruining my new nails.

Now when I do my nails I use gel polish and boy is it soooo much better! I use this UV Lamp that I bought from Amazon and it’s a life changer. I bought it off the recommendation of a fellow blogger and love it! I’m a neutral gal so the top two colors I’ve been using OPI Do You Take Lei Away, a beautiful creamy nude, and Vishine Gel Polish, got it from Amazon, in the color ivory and more sheer. The base and top coat I use I also bought from amazon, by Gellen. Seriously, what CAN’T you get from there. This takes me like 15-20 minutes tops. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to not have to wait for and hour before I can go about my business.

Once I’ve done all that I like to sit back and just chill. I’ll either binge watch one of my favorite shows or read a book! Right now I’m reading Atomic Habits by James Clear. I’ve seen so many influencers and entrepreneurs recommend this and I’m excited to dig in. Some of my favorite shows are The Witcher (Netflix), The Last Kingdom (Netflix), For Life (ABC), Grey’s Anatomy, Hi McSteamy, Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu), & Dexter (Netflix), I’ve got a long list. But these are some I’m currently watching lol. I’ll also pour myself a big ass glass of wine. I’m not a wine person, but during quarantine I am!

So there you have it! That’s my self care routine! I think it’s super important to have a day to yourself where it’s all about you! What’s your routine? What are you favorite gel polishes? I need more! lol and last but not least What is your favorite wine? P.S. I don’t like red wine, very bitter to me lol

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